October Twin Treats – Fairytales & The Sea Inside
This October, we bring you some treats!
Don’t miss ‘The Sea Inside’ and latest Singapore film, ‘Fairytales’ by Kelvin Sng!
1. Fairytales 童话
Singapore | Kelvin Sng | 2011 | 45 minutes | English | PG13
For centuries, fairytales have been written and told to children to help them gain an innocent and fantasized understanding of the world they live in, while shielding them from the cruelty and harm of the real world.
In this age of technology, however, kids no longer need to search very hard to learn what the world is about. Information is poured to them via electronic devices that permeate every aspect of their lives, in school, at home, even in the streets. The veil that used to hide the world behind a shade of mystery is gone, and fairytales are no longer called upon to induct the kids to their world.
2. The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro)
Italy | Alejandro Amenabar | 2004 | 125 minutes | Spanish, Catalan, Galician | NC16
Based on the profoundly moving true story that captured the world’s attention, The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro (played by Oscar® nominee Javier Bardem), who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity and inspired two women about the nature of freedom and love.